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Aviation - General Arts and Science Fast Track

Credential:
Ontario College Diploma
College Code:
CONS
School:
Liberal Studies
Program Code:
05891
Accelerated Delivery:
No
Campus:
DO
Academic Year:
2016 / 2017

About the Program

The two-year Aviation - General Arts and Science Fast Track program is designed for the student who wishes to acquire a general education in the Arts and Sciences, in addition to acquiring a Commercial Pilot's Licence, but who has already passed the Private Pilot's written exam and the associated Private Pilot's Flight Test. The student will continue with the balance of their training by working towards achieving a Night Rating, Commercial Pilot's Licence, Multi-Engine Endorsement and Multi-Engine Instrument Flight Rating.

The student will acquire knowledge and skills in four major disciplines: humanities; applied mathematics and science; social and behavioural sciences; and aviation technology.

The aviation components of this program will be offered at the Region of Waterloo International Airport by the Waterloo-Wellington Flight Centre for the Fixed-Wing Option.

This program can only be taken on a part-time basis if it can be completed in a three-year period.

Program Information

Length: Two-year Ontario College Diploma program
Delivery Sequence: Doon (Kitchener) - September/2016 (Open) - Fall | Winter | Fall | Winter
Location: Doon
Start: September
First-Year Capacity: 30

Note:

Students are advised that, in addition to the regular Conestoga College tuition costs, fees for the Waterloo Wellington Flight Centre and Great Lakes Helicopter training are additional and total approximately $60,000 over two years. (Fees could be more depending on the type of aircraft or number of hours to complete levels of the program.) Fees for flight time may be reduced depending on the hours of flight time the student has completed prior to enrolling in the program and the required minimum hours required to complete the program.

Admission Requirements

Note re: Admission Requirements

Admission Procedures

Program Requirements

Tuition & Fees

Tuition fee details for the 2016-2017 year are listed below. Books and supplies are additional.

Domestic Fees

Estimated fees based upon the previous academic year (2015 / 2016) for Aviation - General Arts and Science Fast Track - Program # 05891

Doon - Fall 2016 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2016-09-06)
Description Fall 2016 Winter 2017
Full-time Program Tuition $1420.00 $1420.00
Student Priority Fee $49.45 $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80 $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80 $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30 $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35 $133.35
CSI Capital Development Fee $68.49 $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
CSI Health Plan Fee $286.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50 $12.50
Session Total $2206.25 $1920.25
Year Total   $4126.50
Doon - Fall 2016 Level 3 & 4 (Program Start: 2015-09-08)
Description Fall 2016 Winter 2017
Full-time Program Tuition $1420.00 $1420.00
Student Priority Fee $49.45 $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80 $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80 $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30 $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35 $133.35
CSI Capital Development Fee $68.49 $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
CSI Health Plan Fee $286.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50 $12.50
Session Total $2206.25 $1920.25
Year Total   $4126.50

International Fees

Estimated International fees based upon the previous academic year (2015 / 2016) for
Aviation - General Arts and Science Fast Track - Program # 05891


Doon - Fall 2016 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2016-09-06)
Description Fall 2016 Winter 2017
International Program Tuition $5850.00 $5850.00
Student Priority Fee $49.45 $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80 $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80 $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30 $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35 $133.35
CSI Capital Development Fee $68.49 $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
ISR $375.00 $375.00
International Health Insurance $0.00 $0.00
International Health Fee $550.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50 $12.50
Session Total $7275.25 $6725.25
Year Total   $14000.50

Doon - Fall 2016 Level 3 & 4 (Program Start: 2015-09-08)
Description Fall 2016 Winter 2017
International Program Tuition $5850.00 $5850.00
Student Priority Fee $49.45 $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80 $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80 $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30 $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35 $133.35
CSI Capital Development Fee $68.49 $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
ISR $375.00 $375.00
International Health Insurance $0.00 $0.00
International Health Fee $550.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50 $12.50
Session Total $7275.25 $6725.25
Year Total   $14000.50

Financial Assistance

The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is a needs-based program designed to help Ontario students cover the cost of post-secondary education. Funded by the federal and provincial governments, OSAP is intended to promote equality of opportunity for post-secondary studies through direct financial assistance for educational costs and living expenses. These interest-free loans are intended to supplement your financial resources and those of your family. The majority of students apply for loan assistance via the OSAP website. Students can also print the application booklet through the OSAP website.

For more information, please visit Financial Services/Awards.

Graduate Opportunities

Opportunities in the aviation industry are varied especially if the graduate can relocate to northern or remote areas in Canada. Positions can include a number of ground crew jobs while working towards increased flying hours. Employment as a bush pilot, crop sprayer or other seasonal contract work also exists. Additional ratings such as float plane or instructor ratings also increase opportunities. Graduates are normally employed in the industry within six months of graduation. Most will move up to larger aircraft with experience and increased hours logged in the aircraft.

For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website: http://www.workingincanada.gc.ca

Pathways & Credit Transfer

Conestoga pathways enable students to build on their academic achievements in order to earn a degree or additional credential. Pathways are formed through agreements between Conestoga programs or partner institutions.

Often applicants have earned credits from another college or university that may allow a student to be granted advanced standing or exemption. Learn more about credit transfer opportunities at Conestoga.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)

Conestoga recognizes prior learning of skills, knowledge or competencies that have been acquired through employment, formal and informal education, non-formal learning or other life experiences. Prior learning must be measurable at the required academic level and meet Conestoga standards of achievement for current courses. Challenge exams and portfolio development are the primary methods of assessment. Other methods of assessment may be available depending upon the nature of the course objectives. Successful completion of the assessment results in an official course credit that will be recorded on the student's Conestoga transcript. PLAR cannot be used by registered Conestoga students for the clearance of academic deficiencies, to improve grades or to obtain admission into a program.

Learn more about PLAR.

Program Courses

Course Details
Course Code Course Title and Description
Level 1
COMM1085 College Reading & Writing Skills

Description: This course focuses on the reading, writing and critical thinking skills needed for academic and workplace success. Students will analyse, summarize, and discuss a variety of readings and apply the steps of planning, writing, and revising in response to written prompts. This course prepares students for post-secondary writing tasks, research, and documentation.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

LIBS1540 Student Success for Higher Learning

Description: This course enables students to develop skills that will enhance their success in college. Students will identify their unique learning styles and develop strategies for success in their academic and personal lives.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MATH1380 Algebra

Description: Prerequisite(s): Grade 12 Mathematics (General Level) Designed to briefly review the most important topics in mathematics from high school, this course includes topics such as linear and quadratic equations, inequalities, graphical representation of a variety of functions, matrices and determinants.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

PHYS1180 Physics for Aviation

Description: This course will provide a historical background to the field of physics and also explain the standard measurements and calculations involved in the basic principles of physics. It will develop structured problem solving skills in the study of kinematics, dynamics, and electricity. Laboratory exercises will also provide a practical application of theories.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Level 2
AVIA1060 Flight Management - Intermediate

Description: This course provides preparation to write the Transport Canada Commercial Pilot Licence – Aeroplane written examination, and provides a solid base of the knowledge required to be a safe and proficient professional pilot. Flight Management Intermediate builds a deeper understanding of the material in Flight Management Basic, as well as introduces new topics to develop an understanding of how corporate and air taxi units operate.
Hours: 70
Credits: 5
Pre-Requisites: AVIA1050
CoRequisites:

AVIA1110 Flight Training I - Part B: Private License

Description: In the second term, students will continue working on the exercises listed in Part A and work on Navigation, Cross Country flight, Instrument work and preparation for their private flight test.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: AVIA1100
CoRequisites:

COMM1380 Professional Writing Skills for Business

Description: In this second-level communications course, students learn the professional writing skills required for effective communication in business. Students apply their learning to business case studies to produce documents for various purposes and audiences using a range of current business formats. They will also learn to write proposals and reports using research and documentation skills to further prepare them for higher learning and career success.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: COMM1085
CoRequisites:

ELEC1150 Electrical Fundamentals

Description: This course is designed to provide the student with the basic principles and laws of electricity through the recognition of the principles underlying Ohm's Law, magnetism and electro-magnetism. In addition, the student will be able to identify the working principles and applications of key components such as resistors, capacitors and coils. The student will deal with the mathematic formulas to solve electric circuit problems for load, wire size, equipment specifications, costs, and the like.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

LIBS1560 Our Domain: Introduction To World Geography

Description: This course examines the world in relation to the physical world and gives an insight into the causes and effects of the climatic patterns and how they affect us. Climates, weather, topography and countries will be introduced on a global as well as on a case basis. Acquired skills will include: map interpretation, scales, analysis of patterns and researching by means of an atlas. This course introduces the world we live in by a basic understanding of global patterns which will then be applied to in- depth study of specific areas.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MATH1390 Exponents And Trigonometry

Description: This course is a continuation of Algebra. The examination of functions is further developed through the study of logarithmic and exponential functions. The trigonometric functions are introduced and are expanded to include trigonometric identities, graphs, equations, and applications. As well, polar coordinates and vectors are examined.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Level 3
AVIA1020 Introduction to Aircraft Aerodynamics and Performance

Description: This course introduces the student to a broad range of aerodynamic concepts. The student will apply these concepts in estimating the performance of a variety of aircraft from single-engine trainers to commercial transport category aircraft. Characteristics of the atmosphere and the basic aspects of applied mechanics will be used in determining forces acting on the aircraft both in the air and on the ground. The effect of propulsion method, wing loading, and centre of gravity on aircraft performance will be discussed.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: MATH1380, MATH1390, PHYS1180
CoRequisites:

AVIA2020 Aviation Career Preparation

Description: This course is designed to assist graduates of the General Arts and Science Aviation program gaining an understanding of the career paths of pilots in Canada. It will prepare them with planning their career development path for the first five to seven years of their flying career and provide them with strategies to assist them with their initial employment search as a pilot. Throughout the course, students will refine their career plan, develop job-prospecting skills, and acquire practical skills beneficial during their future job searches and employment interviews.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

BUS2140 Introduction to Business

Description: This practical course provides the non-business student with an introduction to basic business concepts and the requirements of starting and operating a small business in Canada. Topics covered include entrepreneurship, fundamentals of marketing a small business, basic accounting principles, financing a small business, business regulations, and business planning. This course also strives to introduce students to many of the day-to-day challenges faced by small business owners and managers. Wherever possible, students will be given examples or situations with a focus on their specific industry.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Electives: General Education
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours
Electives: Program Option 1
Student must complete a minimum of 150 Hours
AVIA2080 Flight Management - Advanced

Description: This course prepares students to pass the Transport Canada Commercial written examination. It builds a deeper understanding of the material in Flight Management: Basic and introduces topics such as complex aircraft systems, advanced (radio) navigation, Air Regulations as they apply to commercial air services, transportation of dangerous goods, survival skills and first aid. Class lectures will focus on the theoretical material and additional tutorials will provide practical exercises, seminars and preparation for the commercial written exam.
Hours: 75
Credits: 5
Pre-Requisites: AVIA1060
CoRequisites:

AVIA2100 Flight Lab III

Description: This Flight Lab provides the completion of the PGI required for the commercial licence. Additional areas of study include analysis of flight conditions leading to accidents, operation of complex aircraft, and transportation of dangerous goods.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites: AVIA1090
CoRequisites:

AVIA2120 Flight Training III: Commercial Flight Test

Description: This phase prepares the student for their commercial flight test (at about 150 hours TT). Cross country flights, including one long flight to the Maritimes or Florida will build flight planning experience, enroute problem-solving and flying in unfamiliar territory. Use of instrument navigation and use of LO charts is emphasized.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: AVIA1120
CoRequisites:

AVIA2140 Helicopter Flight Training II- Pre-Commercial Flight Test

Description: This phase prepares the student for their commercial flight test. Cross country flights, including one long flight will build flight planning experience, enroute problem-solving and flying in unfamiliar territory. Use of instrument navigation and use of GPS is emphasized.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: AVIA1180
CoRequisites:

AVIA2150 Helicopter Flight Lab III

Description: This Flight Lab provides the completion of the PGI required for the commercial licence. Emphasis is on aircraft performance, advanced practical exercises in navigation and meteorology and instrument flying rules.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites: AVIA1190
CoRequisites:

AVIA2160 Helicopter Flight Management - Advanced

Description: This course prepares students to pass the ground portion of the Transport Canada Commercial flight test. It builds a deeper understanding of the material in Flight Management: Basic and Intermediate
Hours: 75
Credits: 5
Pre-Requisites: AVIA1170
CoRequisites:

Level 4
AVIA2011 Human Factors in Aviation

Description: To enable students to gain as much understanding and apply principles of effective communication as it applies to the aviation industry and aviation safety in particular. Topics covered: personality types, leadership, conflict management, power and motivation, and how each apply to decision-making skills in the cockpit and pilot error.
An understanding of self-perception will be emphasized as it relates to the human factors for aviation safety. Those topics will include: the model of pilot performance, expectancy concepts, and the benefits of handling stress. The student will also study: crew resource management, the error chain, situational awareness and a summary of good flying practices.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

LIBS1690 Applied Organizational Behaviour

Description: Organizations impact individuals and individuals have an impact on organizations.
This course will examine factors that affect an individual's performance in an organization. It will analyze how theories can be applied to explain such factors as an individual's motivation, attitudes, teambuilding skills, leadership style, decision making, and stress management abilities. Other features such as organizational culture and change will also be analyzed to determine their impact on an individuals' behaviour in an organization. Practical workplace examples will be analyzed through discussion, case studies, and team projects.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Electives: General Education
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours
Electives: General Education
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours
Electives: Program Option 2
Student must complete a minimum of 165 Hours
AVIA2090 Flight Management - Airline

Description: This course provides students with a broad range of advanced topics relative to the aviation industry. Planned topics include working overseas, 703 (air charter) operations, emergency first aid training, and preparation to write the Transport Canada IATRA (two crew and type rating) exam. Various instructors from a wide variety of sources will be scheduled to provide expertise in specific subject areas.
Hours: 75
Credits: 5
Pre-Requisites: AVIA2080
CoRequisites:

AVIA2110 Flight Lab IV

Description: This course provides for the required Preparatory Ground Instruction and prepares students for the air exercises to be completed in Flight Training 4.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites: AVIA2100
CoRequisites:

AVIA2130 Flight Training IV: Multi-Engine Instrument Rating

Description: This phase includes the Multi Engine Rating on the Piper Seminole and the completion of the Multi-engine Instrument Rating. Emphasis is on Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and two-crew environment. Actual IFT flight will be conducted whenever practical.
Hours: 60
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites: AVIA2120
CoRequisites:

AVIA2170 Helicopter Flight Lab IV

Description: This portion of flight ground training prepares the student for their Commercial flight test. Topics include: attitudes and movements, straight and level flight, climbs and descents, flight for range and endurance, auto-rotations, steep turns, forced approaches, diversions and precautionary landings. Ground topics will include: Pilot Operators Handbook, Journey Log, Weight and Balance data, Airspace and chart information, meteorology and proficiency in flight planning preparation.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites: AVIA2150
CoRequisites:

AVIA2180 Helicopter Flight Management - Commercial Pilot Safety Course

Description: This course will provide a solid foundation for the student to be a safe and proficient commercial helicopter pilot. The course will include identifying the main hazards, incidents, and accidents in the rotor wing industry and will address the corrective actions required to achieve optimum safety standards.
Hours: 75
Credits: 5
Pre-Requisites: AVIA2160
CoRequisites:

AVIA2190 Helicopter Flight Training III - Commercial Flight Test

Description: This phase includes the Commercial Flight Test. Review of all previous flight and ground exercises will be applied and demonstrated.
Hours: 60
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites: AVIA2140
CoRequisites:

Level 99
Electives: Program Option 3
Student must complete a minimum of 75 Hours
AVIA1090 Flight Lab II

Description: This Flight Lab segment provides the PGI for the night rating and 'timebuild phases' of training leading to the commercial license. Emphasis is on cross-country navigation and flight as well as night operations.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites: AVIA1080
CoRequisites:

AVIA1120 Flight Training II: Night Rating/Time Build

Description: This block completes the Night Rating and builds Pilot in Command time towards the commercial license. Flights are undertaken both with classmates (mutual) and alone (solo) to build experience and confidence. Terminal areas, longer cross-country, transborder and instrument work are included in this phase on training.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: AVIA1110
CoRequisites:

AVIA1190 Helicopter Flight Lab II

Description: This Flight Lab segment provides the PGI for the Night Rating and/or Type Rating for advanced training. Emphasis is on night operations and/or different helicopter types.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites: AVIA1160
CoRequisites:

AVIA2200 Helicopter Flight Training IV - Winter Survival Techniques

Description: This course covers flight operations . Topics include: winter training with practical application of survival techniques, pad building, survival fires, and shelters. Practical use of marshalling signals, external loads, and correct use of performance issues and techniques will be discussed.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: AVIA2140
CoRequisites:

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Start DateCampusStatus**
SEP, 2016 Doon Open
** Status applicable to domestic students

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